Thursday, May 07, 2009
Churning the Universe
You may be asking yourself the following questions about the past couple of weeks:
1. Tricia, why did Howard Thompson begin playing your song "Girlfriend of the Band" on his internet radio show, North Fork Sound this week?
2. Why did David Hooper recently play your music on the "Demo Derby" portion of his marvelous radio show, Music Business Radio? (I haven't heard it yet, and I can't even tell you which episode it's on, but it's due to air soon).
3. Why is Sara Hickman's version of your song, "Learn You Like a Book" in a voting contest (details below)?
4. Why all this, so all-of-a-sudden, in the last two weeks, when you're not performing live or actively promoting your old, old, CD, "Purple Room"?
It's simple. I have begun a self-imposed singer/songwriter boot camp, and I am churning the universe, from the inside out.
I have hired a coach. I have a new guitar teacher, we're meeting twice a month. I have resumed piano lessons. I'm still with my same voice teacher I've been with for almost five years. I am practicing like a little someone-or-other who practices a lot. I'm taking on my personal demons, summoning my inner hero, and shining up my goals and direction. I've connected with a version of myself who lives 20 years in the future, and you know what she told me? "You're going to have so much fun not being so creatively pent up anymore!" I even bought a new music stand--it's shiny and red. I'm busting through, come hell or high water.
For real. All that inner stuff, and then this outer stuff pops up, no less than two weeks later. Awesome, huh?